Jan 12, 2020 12:48 PM

Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

Posted Jan 12, 2020 12:48 PM

Authorities say at least four people have died after severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South.

Three people were killed in Louisiana, including an elderly couple found near their trailer home Saturday by firefighters.

In Texas, one person died when a car flipped into a creek. Tornadoes have destroyed homes in Arkansas and Missouri and also caused damage in Oklahoma.

The storms also unleashed downpours that caused widespread flash flooding.

Weather forecasters also issued tornado warnings for parts of Mississippi.